Apple’s sales have dropped lately (8.3%), as people are waiting for the release of the next MacBook Pro laptop, which is rumored to arrive this October, a month later after the iPhone 7. There are low chances for a new MacBook Air model to be released this year, and while some would think that the series will be discontinued, others believe that Apple will still bring a successor in the spring of 2017.
Speculations about the discontinuation of the MacBook Air are based on the fact that Apple hasn’t roll out any update since 2015. That’s why many fans are worried that Apple will suspend the lineup entirely, but there are still many optimistic people who think that there will be another MacBook Air because we are talking about the company’s more affordable version of the Pro line.
As for the MacBook Pro 2016, its release date is expected to happen in the last quarter of this year, most likely in October, although some publications suggest that the next MacBook Air will make its appearance before it. In matter of specs, here’s what you can expect from the MacBook Pro 2016: a retina display with 2304 x 1440 resolution, available in two variants of sizes (11-inch and 15-inch), an OLED bar placed above the keyboard, which will allow users to access their applications more easily, and the processor will be Intel’s Skylake, which will improve battery life and which will have NFC chip technology.
Some changes will be made to the design of the device, as rumors suggest that the MacBook Pro 2016 will have a butterfly keyboard. The butterfly mechanism is wider than the scissor mechanism, it takes up less vertical space and the keys are more responsive. The device will have a Touch ID, fingerprint scanner and a USB C port. If Apple will continue to keep its pricing similar between the two models, the MacBook 2016 will be priced between $1,099 and $2,499.
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